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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Sig/Avatar Rules and Information Reply with quote

Forum Rules:

1. As always the Footballs Future Forum Rules apply in this section of the site. Please read up on them.


2. Signatures and Avatars are a privilege on this site and can be removed by the Webmaster. The guidelines are here:
Signatures must follow these guidelines
1. Only 1 image per signature
2. No animated or 'video' images
3. No higher then 100 pixels
4. No wider then 600 pixels
5. PG rated images only
6. No advertisements or links to other sports forums

Avatar must follow these guidelines
1. Only one image can be displayed at a time
2. height no greater than 80 pixels
3. width no greater than 80 pixels
4. No animated or 'video' images
5. PG rated images only
6. No advertisements to other sports forums

If your signature or avatar violates any of these specifications they could be removed by the Webmaster.

Anyone who uses an admin/mod badge as their avatar will no longer be able to have an avatar. Anyone who uses these in an attempt to impersonate the admin or a mod will receive a permanent ban.

Discussing pirating software is not tolerated. We do not condone copyright infringement in any of its forms here at Footballs Future, pirated software is a type of copyright infringement. An immediate and permanent ban may result from acts of piracy or copyright infringement.

Please make all attempts to not make duplicate or unnecessary threads on similar topics and abide by the organizational structure of this forum. Repeated neglect of this may result in a suspension.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Football’s Future Signature and Avatar FAQ

Welcome to the Signature and Avatar FAQ, We feel this will be helpful with the new members and signature makers that have joined recently.


1. What is a signature?

A signature is something that is attached at the end of each of your posts if you choose to activate it. Although your “sig” can be text, many people opt for some type of graphic that shows a favorite team, favorite player, or school.

2. What is an avatar?

An avatar is much like a signature but smaller. An avatar is displayed under your name on the left side of your posts. An avatar can be no larger than 80 pixels wide and 80 pixels tall.

3. What are the restrictions on signatures here?

Sigs are limited in size to 600 pixels in width and 100 pixels in height. Animations are not allowed.

4. What are the restrictions on avatars?

Just like signatures, animations are not allowed. The maximum height is 80 pixels in height and 80 pixels in width.

5. How do I get a signature?

There are several ways to get a signature. The most popular way is to request one either by posting your specs in a certain artist’s thread or by posting in theSig/Avatar REQUEST THREAD (for no specific artist)

6. How long will it take to get my sig made?

This all depends on who you are asking and how busy they may be. Many of the newer artists seem to produce sigs at a much faster rate. You also must look at how many other sigs have been requested before you, as artists tend to make their sigs in the order in which they were requested.


7. Now that I have made a sig, how do I host it?

You can go to any free hosting site, people use www.imageshack.us or www.photobucket.com the most.

8. How long does it take to make a sig?

Every person is different but 30 minutes is about the average, some take more time, some take less.

9. What program is most commonly used to make these sigs?

Although many different programs can be used, the most elaborate sigs are usually made with Adobe Photoshop. Paint and GIMP are used as well. Any image modification software will work.

10. How do I improve my skills?

Practice, practice, practice…To make sure your skills don’t plateau, make sure to try many different styles of sigs. To improve, try and read a lot of different tutorials which are very easily found by doing a simple Google search.

11. Ok, I have the URL for my signature, now what?

Once you have the URL, you must paste it into your signature, which is in your profile. To make sure the picture is displayed, place the [IMG] tags around your image like so:

Code:
[img]www.PutYourURLhere.com[/img]

12. How do I download brushes?

Go to a site such as www.deviantart.com and browse for brushes (usually search “abstract brushes” or “grunge brushes”). An easy way to do this is to make a folder on your desktop named “Brushes”. Once you have that folder, download the brushes and extract them to your Brushes folder. Once in PS (Photoshop), click on the brush icon. Then go up top to where you can change brushes and click the little blue button with an arrow. Scroll down to “load brushes” and then find your file. Following this procedure, all your new brushes will be on the very bottom of your brushes list.

13. How do I get new fonts?

The following is for Windows users only. Go to a font site (such as www.dafont.com ) and then download a font. When it is downloaded, extract it to the C:/WINDOWS/FONTS (if C is your main drive). It is possible the number of fonts allowed will be limited.

For Macintosh you just download the font and double click. It will open your font manager. Select add font. That's it, no restart. Just open Photoshop and the Font will be available.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some things to stray away from

Please don't make a new thread for every single sig you request, it really makes it hard to view the forum and some of the more important topics in there.

One thing that tends to discourage artists from making you a sig is when you post a request multiple times to a bunch of different people. If you have no preference of who makes the sig post your request in the Signature Reqest for no specific artist thread, someone will get back to you. If it's been some time (at least a week) and noone responds to your initial request assume that it was missed and re-post it.

- request the exact same sig be made by multiple people. You can only use 1 sig at a time so someone will have made a sig for nothing! It’s very disrespectful in an artist’s eye and is a growing problem in the sig forum.

- try to rush someone into making a sig, they take time! A lot of artists also have busy lives outside Football’s Future and don’t have the time to make everything right away (school, work, sports, etc). They also like to take their time to make sure their art is high quality.

- make several requests in a short period of time. It’s very similar to the one above, but by this I mean don’t make a different request every couple of days. It’s another pet peeve of artists when the sig they spend time on is no long of use in less than a week.

- make a separate thread to request a sig. It clutters the sig forum and nobody will respond to them. The easiest way to get a hold of an artist is to request in their gallery or request in the thread for no specific artist.
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